Nick celebrates Chanukah with "Blue's Clues Festival of Lights"
Nickelodeon's best-selling preschool animated and live-action series Blue's clues & you! is getting into the holiday spirit with the launch of festive content across multiple platforms this season. The celebration will kick off this month with a brand new Chanukah-themed episode, “A Blue's Clues Festival of Lights,” premiered on Friday November 26 at 12pm. (ET / PT) and Nick's expanded partnership with the international non-profit organization Save the Children for the network's second annual “Blue Friday” on November 00, a day of giving and learning.
In Blue's Clues & You! “A Blue's Clues Festival of Lights”, a special and surprise guest arrives at Periwinkle's home to celebrate Chanukah, the joyful festival of lights. Josh and Blue play Blue's Clues to find out who the surprise guest is and celebrate the party by turning dreidels, frying latkes and singing an original Chanukah song.
"A Blue's Clues Festival of Lights" joins Nickelodeon's library of Christmas episodes, which includes the iconic perennial Rugrats special "A Rugrats Chanukah", SpongeBob "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" And Paw Patrol "Pups Save Christmas".
In an expansion of Nickelodeon's partnership with Save the Children, the national leader in helping children prepare for and succeed in school across rural America, the organization will be Nick's prosocial partner for his second " Blue Friday ”annual, a day of giving and learning on Friday 19th November. Nickelodeon made a donation to Save the Children to support early learning opportunities for children in need and, through Blue's clues & you! , will continue to help the nonprofit provide learning opportunities and educational materials to children and families in the United States with its early childhood education programs.
The educational hub, indiziolearning.com, has resources for parents including teaching materials, math and science program videos, Blue's clues & you! timesheets and more. Across America and around the world, Save the Children offers children a healthy start to life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. For over 100 years, the nonprofit has been committed to meeting the unique and unmet needs of children, working to ensure they thrive as students and in life.
At the end of this month, the Blue's clues & you! float will return to this year's 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Blue's clues & you! star Josh Dela Cruz and ex Blue clues hosts, Donovan Patton and Steve Burns, will perform “You Can't Spell Blue without YOU” on the wagon alongside a 22 foot tall Blue covered in 13 pounds of glitter on Thursday, November 25, in the televised presentation.
Following the linear premiere of “A Blue's Clues Festival of Lights”, the episode will be available for viewing on Nick Jr. On Demand, NickJr.com and Nick Jr. App. The episode is part of the Christmas-themed setlist “Nickmas "By Nickelodeon which features joyful previews and specials from the network's animated, live-action and preschool series, including all-new episodes of the hit series Danger Force, That Girl Lay Lay, Baby Shark's great show! and more, plus classic fan-favorite Christmas episodes of Rugrats, PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants e The House of Loud.
With critical praise from educators, parents and preschoolers, Blue clues - which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary this year - has generated a huge global fan base in over 160 countries and more than 20 languages. Blue clues garnered high acclaim and ratings for its unique interactivity which helped change the way children watch television and has remained one of the most popular preschool shows of all time. The landmark series also raised the bar of preschool television by exploring advanced topics such as sign language, geography, physics, emotions and anatomy. The show has received numerous awards including Peabody Awards, Parents Choice Awards, Television Critics Association Awards, and Prix Jeunesse.
The series' legacy and lasting impact continues with the remake of Blue's clues & you! , which sees a new generation of preschoolers searching for clues with beloved puppy Blue and new live-action presenter Josh (Josh Dela Cruz). The series features a new CG animation for Blue and Magenta, brand new elements and revamped iconic items from the original series, including an updated Handy Dandy Notebook equipped with smartphone technology and the return of fan favorite characters.
Blue's clues & you! , produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California, was recently cast for a fourth season and nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards. Currently in its second season, the show airs weekdays at 11am (ET / PT) on Nickelodeon.
Since its founding more than 100 years ago, the international non-profit organization Save the Children has changed the lives of over 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, Save the Children offers children a healthy start to life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. It does whatever it takes for children, every day and in times of crisis, transforming their lives and the future we share. For more information, visit SavetheChildren.org.